Friends join National Association of Mining History Organisations


The Friends of Hemingfield Colliery (FoHC) are pleased to announce that their application to become members of NAMHO – the National Association of Mining History Organisations has been successful.

Chair of the Friends, Steve Grudgings attended a NAMHO Council Meeting held at Apedale Heritage Centre, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire on 14th November 2015 and provided a presentation on the Friends’ plans and progress to date, including conservation management work, on site industrial archaeology and a significant amount of archival research. As reported in the latest NAMHO Newsletter (No.74, December 2015) the Council agreed to accept the Friends as full members of NAMHO.

NAMHO was established in 1979 as the national body for mining history in the UK and Ireland to promote education and research in Mining History. It currently includes over 70 member organisations, including societies, national and regional museums, companies, and professional organisations.

It holds two Council meetings a year in addition to arranging an annual Mining History Conference.

NAMHO provides information, interpretation, consultancy, and guidelines for research, archaeology and exploration of the UK and Ireland’s mining history.



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